The Astronauts will be performing in Nottingham on 13 September as part of WEYA, the World Event Young Artists festival. Poems will animate the city during the festival – not just our performances, but on postcards and on giant screens. Jaybird and Writing East Midlands are co-ordinating the call for poems – here are the details …

Writing East Midlands and World Event Young Artists Festival issue a call for poems!

An open poetry competition on the theme TREATY. 

No entry fee, 25 line limit, 24th August deadline. 

Winning poems will be displayed digitally and in print to 1,000s of visitors to the WEYA festival in Nottingham, UK in September. 

An over-riding theme of the festival, and something to bear in mind as you write? ‘Art as the language of peace’ 

For more details, and to enter, visit



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